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A Message from Our CEO
3 years. It’s crazy to say and hard to believe how far we have come. Just under 3 years ago, in the early summer of 2020, I messaged our former CEO, @Z-Tube and joined the team as a Chief Pilot. Over time, myself and all of the team have remained closer than ever, united as one.
In the past few months, we have seen the rapid growth of El Al Virtual as well as El Al Israel Airlines, with new European routes like Istanbul, the clearance to cut flight times by hours by getting the green light to fly over Saudi Arabia, and a new US destination, Fort Lauderdale, starting next fall.
With that, we are proud to welcome you to the El Al Virtual family, and we wish for you explore the skies above Israel and around the world. Become a part of us; the most friendly, welcoming environment.
Chief Executive Officer
El Al Virtual
“Upon joining El Al Virtual in August 2021, I so quickly fond myself at home. The VA has a wonderfully close-knit community which allows members to express themselves freely and enjoy the full benefits of being in a Virtual Orginization with other like-minded people.”
“I’ve always felt at home in this group. The staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever met, and the routes have allowed me to explore many beautiful places I otherwise may never have visited. As well as this, the group maintains strong activity and there is never a time where this group feels dull.”
“I joined LYVA in September, the moment I joined the Discord sever, I knew that I’ve found the right VA. Everyone has been so kind and it was amazing to find like-minded aviation enthusiasts who love (and hate) the same things as me. LYVA has an awesome, warm community and it’s something you can’t find in any other VA.”
As the only Israeli VA in Infinite Flight, our goal is to represent what we have to offer. Some may take it that our country and airline are small compared to countries like the U.S. with three mainline carriers; however, we have just as much to offer, if not more. The pride we take in representing Israel is exceptional. Seeing our flag on the tail of our aircraft soaring at 34,000 feet is something no other airline could say, unless you’re flying El Al, of course!
A quality Virtual Airline/Orginization is one that prides themself in their work. At El Al Virtual, we are proud to do just that. A prime example of how we do this is our simple yet important application process. To ensure that any prospecive pilot will maintain, and exceed, the core prinicples at LYVA, our application process thorougly reviews each applicans IFC and other IF-affiliated profiles. Following is an exam that puts each applicant’s knowledge to the test. If passing, the prospective pilot will be admitted into the VA. However, fear not, if the the applicant does not meet the required test score, they will be enrolled in our training program specificlly built around them.
Our trained and well-rounded staff are here to support you and help you with anything around the clock. Whether you send an inquiry via email or PM via the IFC, you are guaranteed a response within 24 hours!
El Al Virtual Staff Team
The El Al Virtual staff team is a dedicated set of individuals available around the clock to address any concerns or questions. With a wide variety of experience, our staff consists of seasoned pilots to experienced IFATC controllers. Click the drop-downs below to view our team!
Chief Executive Officer: @CaptainZac
Chief Operating Officer: @RitzRegis
Human Resources Manager: @Nightt
Affairs Manager: @Avi_Zelmanovich
Chief Pilot: @PilotPeanutButter
Social Media Manager: @geauxsaints
Senior Advisor: @Z-Tube
El Al Virtual Fleet
Operating the Boeing 737-800, 737-900ER, 777-200ER, 787-8, 787-9, El Al Virtual mirrors El Al’s fleet.
El Al Virtual Route Map
At LYVA, we aim for the best pilot experience. For this reason, our routes are constantly evolving to match El Al’s real destination map!
El Al Cargo, El Al COVID, El Al Historical, El Al VIP, and Codeshare routes are not pictured in this map.
New this year, we have introduced a hub system. Whether you fly El Al or a codeshare, you will receive a 1.2x bonus upon flying from your hub. When signing up, you may pick one of the hubs listed below. These are based off of the airport that ourselves along with our codeshares have the largest operations at. This provides you with more opportunities to get bonus hours and explore the world!
- Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)
- Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
- London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
- Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
- Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj-Mumbai International Airport (BOM)
El Al Virtual Rank System
|Rank||Hour Requirements||Aircraft Unlocked||Program(s) Unlocked|
|Second Officer||0-30 Hours||B738||El Al Traditional|
|First Officer||30-70 Hours||B739, B772||El Al Traditional|
|Senior First Officer||70-150 Hours||B788||El Al Traditional|
|Captain||150-500 Hours||B744, B789||El Al Cargo|
|Senior Captain||500-750 Hours||N/A||El Al Historical, El Al COVID|
|Commander||750+ Hours||N/A||El Al Executive|
The El Al B78X may be used in lieu of the Generic B789
El Al Virtual Codeshare Rank System
El Al Virtual Codeshare Partners
Allowing our pilots to expand into new regions, codeshares are a vital part of our VA. While a few of our partners aren’t inline with our real-world counterpart, we do not regret the decision to branch out. It’s one of the reasons our pilots love flying with us!
El Al Virtual Crew Center
vaBase is a sophisticated all-in-one Crew Center that offers a multitude of features. These include, but are not limited to, easy-to-complete PIREPs, integrated events, and a comprehensive route database with a dispatch center. El Al Virtual is proud to use this software, and we are constantly updating it to ensure the best experience for our pilots!
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El Al Virtual is a virtual airline exclusively for the mobile flight simulator Infinite Flight. We have no connection or affiliation with El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. or any other real-world airline. All El Al trademarks (including logos and icons) referenced or displayed in this thread remain the property of El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.
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This thread and its contents were created by @CaptainZac & @Z-Tube. Credit for the main banner goes to @DeerCrusher. Credit for our logos go to @hass.ik and @MxP.